Taoiseach Enda Kenny's statement about Donald Trump’s victory 4 years ago

Taoiseach Enda Kenny's statement about Donald Trump’s victory

Enda Kenny has responded to the news that Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th President of The United States.

The Taoiseach has released a statement offering “sincere congratulations” to Donald J. Trump.

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In the statement, the Taoiseach says Ireland and the United States have enjoyed a very close and warm relationship for many generations and Kenny is "confident that under [Trump’s] leadership, our bilateral relations will continue to prosper."

Kenny did say that we, as a nation, think of Hillary Clinton as a friend to Ireland and he commended her on such a well fought campaign.

Kenny says he looks forward to working with the new administration in the time ahead in the cause of international peace and security.

In the statement, Kenny continues to say that he looks forward to pursuing comprehensive immigration reform, calling it "an issue that is so important to tens of thousands of Irish people who are making a major contribution to America."